Ext2: Perl versus PHP for Web Design - Part 3: Modules and PerforanceJun 29, 1999, 08:16 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Lambert)
Thanks to Rob Kennedy for this link.
"Apache can be linked to modules. There are various modules available, including mod_ssl for Secure Socket Layer, mod_bandwidth for bandwidth management, mod_perl for Perl integration, and much more. Modules are normally compiled at the same time that Apache is compiled. The mod_perl module is what interests us."
"To install mod_perl, you need the Apache package, the Perl distribution, and mod_perl."
"Configuration of mod_perl is easy, as it only requires a few changes to the Apache configuration file, and the creation of your Perl scripts."
"One of the mod_perl developers published some time ago an experiment where a CGI form with a counter and a single text field run 100 times took 12 secs to run under mod_perl and 250 secs under normal CGI.
"Performance issues are always hard to measure, since no two setups are the same. The choice of a language depends more often on what you want to do with it; complex form and text processing, or database integration and dynamic page creation."